As frustrating as it can be, cellulite is something the majority of women and some men have. Estimates say between 80-90% of women have it (and under 10% of men). Although it’s a normal occurrence on the body, many women are eager to get rid of the dimpled, lumpy appearance of their bodies. Enter cellulite reduction treatments. We’ll tell you about some of your different cellulite reduction treatment options today, but let’s begin by discussing what causes cellulite in the first place.
What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite is caused by fat cells that collect in the fibrous bands beneath the skin, pushing up against the skin and creating an uneven surface. These fat deposits form when collagen fibers become weak or lose their elasticity due to aging, hormones, genetics, dieting, and lifestyle choices like smoking or lack of exercise. This can create a cellulite dimpling effect often seen on the thighs, hips, and buttocks area. However, much is still unknown about this phenomenon.
Consider what the Mayo Clinic has to say about it:
“Little is known about what causes cellulite. It involves fibrous connective cords that tether the skin to the underlying muscle, with the fat lying between. As fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords pull down. This creates an uneven surface or dimpling.
In addition, hormonal factors play a large role in the development of cellulite, and genetics determine skin structure, skin texture, and body type. Other factors, such as weight and muscle tone, affect whether you have cellulite, though even very fit people can have it.”
What are my treatment options?
Those who do receive cellulite reduction treatment will often choose between laser treatments, non-laser energy treatments, injectable treatments, and mechanical treatments, so let’s talk about some of those options next.
Laser treatments for cellulite
Numerous lasers can improve the look of cellulite. At Anushka Med Spa, one of our favorites is Venus Legacy™.
“Uses Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields to increase collagen and elastin fibers, while also shrinking the volume of fat cells. An adjustable pulsed suction (called VariPulse™) gently works to pull the skin upward. The result is a body that looks slimmer and more sculpted, skin that looks tighter, and cellulite that almost disappears.”
Another incredible light-based treatment we offer is SculpSure. It’s the world’s first FDA-cleared light-based body contouring system for reducing stubborn fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise. This therapy helps you achieve a slimmer appearance in just 25 minutes without surgery or downtime. The innovative technology permanently destroys treated fat cells in notoriously frustrating areas like the tummy, thighs, and love handles. Results can be seen as quickly as six weeks, with optimal results usually seen in 12 weeks.
We also offer injections to treat the appearance of cellulite, including QWO.
On our cellulite clinic page, we explain:
“QWO is the first and only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adults. The enzymes in QWO—called collagenases— target the structural cause of cellulite under the skin. QW works in 3 ways: releasing fibrous bands, redistributing fat cells, and stimulating the growth of new collagen — all of which results in a smoother, more dimple-free area. Visible results may be achieved in 10 weeks.”
Other Ways to Reduce Cellulite
Along with the options we just covered, there are many other strategies and tools to incorporate into your life that can also help reduce cellulite, including massage, body wraps, and more.
Although some cellulite doesn’t respond to exercise and diet, working out can certainly help improve cellulite’s appearance in some cases. Incorporating aerobic exercises and strength training into your weekly routine helps increase muscle tone, burn fat, and reduce cellulite-causing toxins.
Eat more raw foods
Raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds contain high antioxidants essential for fighting cellulite. Eating these types of whole foods also helps to hydrate cells and encourage the growth of healthy collagen fibers, which keeps skin looking supple and smooth.
Kick a bad habit
If you smoke or drink too much alcohol, it could be contributing to cellulite’s appearance on your body. Avoiding smoking, as well as limiting alcohol intake, can help reduce cellulite by improving circulation in your body, which in turn helps the cellulite-dimpled zones look smoother.
Massage the dimpled zone
Giving your cellulite-prone areas a good massage can help reduce their appearance. A massage helps to break up fatty deposits and stimulate circulation for cellulite reduction.
Investing in professional massage therapy, including lymphatic drainage massage, is a great way to go. It’s also helpful to use cellulite lotions or creams that contain ingredients like caffeine and retinol, which help reduce cellulite’s appearance.
Many people also swear by dry brushing their cellulite-prone areas. This technique helps stimulate the lymphatic system, removing toxins and improving blood and oxygen circulation, which can reduce cellulite.
Step out in support stockings
Compression stockings are a great way to improve cellulite’s appearance. This special hosiery can help prevent cellulite build-up by promoting better circulation. A bonus? They may also give you extra energy throughout the day!
Indulge in a body wrap
You might also get a professional body wrap meant to reduce cellulite. This type of wrap works by increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage with the combined effects of warm, soothing herbs and minerals.
Massage and suction team up
If you’re looking for an even more intensive cellulite reduction treatment, consider a combo of massage and suction. This combination therapy helps increase circulation to cellulite-dimpled areas while breaking down fat cells and cellulite. The result is smoother skin with a visible difference in cellulite’s appearance.
How to Choose a Cellulite Reduction Treatment Provider
Before undergoing any aesthetic treatment, doing your homework is always a great idea. Make sure you do your due diligence by researching cellulite reduction treatments, providers, and safety precautions before making any decisions.
Here are some tips to help you choose a cellulite reduction provider:
- Make sure the provider is properly licensed and certified
- Check patient reviews to get a better idea of their experience with the treatment
- Ask about any potential side effects or downtime associated with cellulite reduction treatments
- Research different cellulite reduction providers in your West Palm Beach and compare their prices, services, and reputation
Most importantly, always make sure you feel comfortable with the provider before making a decision!
Now that you know more about cellulite reduction treatments, here are some of the most common questions asked by those considering cellulite reduction treatment.
How long do cellulite reduction treatments take?
Depending on the type of cellulite reduction treatment chosen, results may vary. Usually, treatments like massage and body wraps can be completed in one session, while suction and other intensive cellulite reduction procedures could take multiple visits.
What will I look like after a cellulite treatment?
Most people report that their cellulite appears smoother and less visible after a cellulite reduction treatment. However, every person’s results may vary depending on the extent of their cellulite and the type of cellulite reduction treatment chosen.
Am I a good candidate for cellulite reduction?
You may be a suitable candidate for cellulite reduction treatments if you have cellulite. However, it’s important to understand that cellulite reduction treatments are not always a permanent cure for cellulite but can help improve the appearance of cellulite by tightening and toning the skin in affected areas.
Are cellulite reduction treatments painful?
No, cellulite reduction treatments are not typically painful. However, you may experience some mild discomfort depending on the type of cellulite reduction procedure chosen.
What should I expect during a cellulite treatment session?
Again, the exact procedure will depend on the type of cellulite reduction treatment chosen. Generally speaking, most cellulite reductions involve massage or suctioning of the affected area and could be completed in one to several sessions. During the session, your provider will explain each step of the process so you know exactly what to expect.
How do I get rid of cellulite on my legs?
One of the most effective cellulite reduction treatments is QWO injections. This cellulite reduction treatment uses a combination of ingredients to help break down cellulite, stimulate collagen production, and reduce the appearance of cellulite on the legs.
In addition, exercising smart and eating more raw foods can help reduce cellulite. Exercise for cellulite includes activities like running, cycling, swimming, and cardio exercises. Eating a balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats should also help keep the body’s metabolism up so it can break down cellulite more efficiently. And don’t forget to kick any bad habits — smoking or drinking too much alcohol can lead to worse cellulite build-up!
Cellulite can be an embarrassing issue for many people, but luckily there are treatment options.
At our clinic, we are proud to offer cellulite reduction treatments that are safe, effective, and non-surgical. With the right laser therapy or injection procedure, you can experience visibly improved cellulite with results that last. Contact Anushka Spa & Salon today to learn more about how we can help reduce cellulite on your body!